Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro - a life in pictures

Castro was known for his celebrated camaraderie with the great revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara

Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro - a life in pictures

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Father of Communist Cuba, Fidel Castro, who had led the country nearly five decades, died at 90.

Castro was born August 13, 1926, in eastern Cuba’s sugar country, where his Spanish immigrant father worked first as a recruiting labor for U.S. sugar companies.

Castro ruled the country from 1976 to 2008 before handing over the powers to his brother Raul Castro.


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[caption id="attachment_330927" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Castro’s life as a rebel began in 1953 with a reckless attack on the Moncada military barracks in the eastern city of Santiago. Image Credit: Yale University Library[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_330957" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Fidel Castro under arrest after the Moncada attack Fidel Castro under arrest after the Moncada attack[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_330958" align="aligncenter" width="750"]fidel-3 Fidel Castro’s 's brother Raúl Castro (left) and Che Guevara[/caption]

 

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[caption id="attachment_330959" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Fidel Castro (right) with fellow revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos entering Havana on January 8, 1959 Fidel Castro (right) with fellow revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos entering Havana on January 8, 1959[/caption]




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[caption id="attachment_330966" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Castro and Indonesian President Sukarno in Havana, 1960 Castro and Indonesian President Sukarno in Havana, 1960[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_330972" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Castro and members of the East German Politburo in Berlin, 1972 Castro and members of the East German Politburo in Berlin, 1972[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_330976" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Fidel Castro speaking in Havana, 1978 Fidel Castro speaking in Havana, 1978[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_330974" align="aligncenter" width="750"]fidel-8 Che Guevara (left) and Castro, photographed by Alberto Korda in 1961[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_330975" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Castro amid cheering crowds in 2005[/caption]

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